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Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
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Just Like You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Feet dangle inches above Tantalizingly taunting … They strive to graze the bicycle’s pedals, Just as my hands strive to emerge From the lemon yellow dress You handed down to me. My slow growth is too far behind Your quick judgment,... (more »)
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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (more »)
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Jerk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand.... (more »)
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The Polar Bears Just Don't Care
  I watch: Ice sheets on a piece of cardboard, Falling through the sky like ladybugs, Diving below the water, Living life- simply without lemons. I am drinking water- to be exact, the polar bear water, Feeling like an... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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Him & Her
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He's sad. He knows they'll never accept him. "You'll never be like us" they'll say. "Why would you even think like that? What a waste." You are a disappointment. He knows he won't be allowed to live normally. Never to be given the... (more »)
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What is the truth?
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Who is the master? The puppet or the puppeteer? Can we ever really live? Do we ever really die? Or is it just an illusion? The one imprinted into our sick minds? I see the steady rhythm of my chest breathing, in and out. Is it just for show? Are... (more »)
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What Music is to Me
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Music is a way for me clear my mind Even when all my thoughts are in a bind Music comes in all different styles I have tons of CDs stacked in piles I listen to rap, hip hop, and even rock And some songs are just fun to mock Music is one... (more »)
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That one teacher
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Have you ever had that one teacher? Who hated you and dispised you? loathing you and getting you into trouble? Making your day worse, For me her name was miss Blubber, she was fat and lazy, crule and ugly mean to everyone and... (more »)
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My Darling
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Dear My Darling, You’ve locked me in a prison of tissue and bone, You rendered me up through sight and confusion. And you think your body is truly your own When really, I simply let you believe the illusion. And guess what darling?... (more »)
Subsection: Ballads  
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I had no idea
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 I had no idea that my hair would fall out in large clumps on my pillow when I woke up and in my hands when I ran them through it. I had no idea that my nails would break and then stop growing altogether. And that my hands would... (more »)
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Crying Out
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Do you hear it? Listen closely. No really! It's quiet, It's soft, It's barely noticeable, But it's there. I'm crying, the pain is slowly taking over. Now listen. Can you hear the soft sobs behind closed doors? Put your ear to the door,... (more »)
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Into the Dark
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  I’m lost in the dark as the horse of consciousness slowly trotted down the path of dreams and it is more twisted with memories more than it seemed. The light of hope slowly fades away form the plain of existence sending you... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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